About the Author

David Steinman was a consulting expert to the U.S. National Security Council regarding the overthrow of Haiti’s notorious “Baby Doc” Duvalier and helped shape U.S. democracy promotion policy during the Reagan and Bush I administrations to better target right-wing dictatorships. He later coordinated private support for Southeast Asian anti-communist resistance movements.

Mr. Steinman served as senior foreign adviser to Ethiopia’s democracy movement for 27 years until its 2018 victory. He co-planned Ethiopia’s 2005 civil resistance and election campaign, voted that year’s “Most Important African Event” in a BBC poll, which inspired Money, Blood and Conscience.

This is the first novel from Mr. Steinman whose non-fiction writing in the Washington Post and Forbes.com revealed the Ethiopian dictatorship’s human rights abuses, theft of thirty billion dollars from famine victims and hidden genocide. He has been quoted in the New York Times, Daily Mail, The National Review, De Telegraaf, and countless other traditional and online media outlets worldwide.

In 2020, Mr. Steinman filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court that exposed World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom’s crimes against humanity as an Ethiopian official. The news was featured on the London Times’ front page and created a global media sensation.

David Steinman has a degree in Economics from the Wharton School. He was nominated twice for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his part in ending Ethiopia’s TPLF dictatorship and his 2022 role in ending Ethiopia’s Tigray war.